The Hit List - The book nobody wanted

By this time next year, I’ll have eight books under my belt. I’ve been writing like a fiend for the past few years. My happy place is at the computer, pecking away stories and posts while scientifically-tested distraction-blocking music floats through the speakers (yes, it works).

While it’s lovely to see all of my work popping up in stores both online and off, what you don’t see are the ones that got rejected. Trust me, it sucks when that happens.

There is one book that’s been rambling around in my head for years. But so far, the publishers have taken a pass. It’s not that the idea is bad, but they’re not sure if there is an audience for it.

So it remains in my head…and I can’t shake it.

This means I have no choice…I need to write it. Even if that means no one will read it but me. Who knows? Maybe the publishers will change their minds when they see the manuscript. Or perhaps I can self-publish.

Or do nothing at all except write it for the sake of getting it out of my head.

That’s the thing about being a writer: you write because you’re compelled to put an idea down on paper, even if it means you’re writing a book nobody wants.

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Berry nice.

Other stuff:

Gonna watch this: Maid on Netflix Review: This Depiction of Emotional Abuse Is Too Important to Ignore.

Anita Hill Believes We Can End Gender Violence.

From Vogue: Stories of Triumph and Heartbreak from Nine Women Involved in the Evacuation of Afghanistan.

Cori Bush and Other Congresswomen Share Their Abortion Testimonies.

UGH: Koch-backed group fuels opposition to school mask mandates, leaked letter shows.

It’s so good for you: How Meditating Can Transform Your Workout, According To Experts.

Such bull: Texas Abortion Ban: What The F*Ck Is Up With This New Law That Turns Everyday People Into Bounty Hunters? Here’s The Facts, No Bullsh*T.

Views From the Bridge, America’s Most Over-the-Top Classic-Car Exhibition.

Tarot is everywhere: How tarot card readings are getting popular among Nepali youths.

SO COOL: 50 Times Architects Really Outdid Themselves And People Celebrated Their Works Online.

Good read: A Jamaican Chef’s Journey Home.

A rock legend walks into a bar…and no one notices.

From Bustle: What you need to know about October’s astrology.

Some good ideas: Turn off your phone and do Tarot—10 screen-free activities for parents and kids to enjoy together.

Interior Design Has Historically Been From A White POV — This Woman Wants To Change That.

The Atlantic Daily: Start Planning Your Holidays Now.

Advice: ‘How Do You Get Over Someone?’

I want to check this out: A new album by incarcerated musicians features songs of prison, trauma, and hope.

Check out the Pasta Tarot! OMG!

Elvira wrote a book: Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark.

Need this: The High 5 Habit: Take Control of Your Life with One Simple Habit.

This drops in a few days: The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music by Dave Grohl.

SO gorgeous: The Wandering Star Tarot: An 80-Card Deck & Guidebook by Cat Pierce.

Something new from Deborah Lipp: The Beginner’s Guide to the Occult: Understanding the History, Key Concepts, and Practices of the Supernatural.

Get your kids off the screens with Tarot For Kids – a deck just for them!

When you’re ready to take your tarot skills to the next level, you’ll want this book by your side: Tarot: No Questions Asked: Mastering the Art of Intuitive Reading.

If you prefer to listen to your tarot lessons, I’ve got your back: Tarot: No Questions Asked: Mastering the Art of Intuitive Reading is available as an audiobook.

My first metaphysical crush was astrology. I’m sharing that love story right here (and making astrology easy for you to grok): Astrology for Real Life: A Workbook for Beginners (A No B.S. Guide for the Astro-Curious).

The Uncommon Tarot: A Contemporary Reimagining of an Ancient Oracle is a contemporary yet vintage-y tarot deck. Huh? You’ll have to see it t know what I mean.

For your inner child who happens to love tarot: The Tarot Coloring Book.

The world can seem like a harsh place but tarot can help find softness. Tarot For Troubled Times is a gentle book filled with rituals, magic, tarot, and tips for finding grace no matter what.

Coming soon! Learn to Paint Tarot Cards: An artist’s guide to creating colorful personalized tarot cards and Twist Your Fate: Manifest Success with Astrology and Tarot.



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What I’m Grateful For:


A day for myself

Slow starts

Retrograde wisdom

New tarot kits


Soundtrack for 10/2/21:

Jolene by Lil Nas X


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